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Contact: Laura Rich Acosta, (912) 786-5787
Marsh Trek at Fort Pulaski
Savannah, GA - As a part of Fort Pulaski's Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2012, the park will sponsor a public marsh trek at 3:30 PM.
A guided exploration of the park's salt marsh will be led by educators from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Participants will be able to explore the marsh to discover and observe fiddler crabs, periwinkle snails, salt grasses, and more. The marsh trek will lead visitors into one of the most productive habitats in the world - the salt marsh. There may even be a sighting of the Diamondback Terrapin, a protected species and the only turtle that prefers to live in the marsh and estuary.
Fort Pulaski's Earth Day activities will also serve as the kick-off the park's annual National Park Week event. National Park Week will run from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29. Admission fees
to all national parks are waived throughout the week. Visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of Savannah's National Park for nine days for free.
WHAT: Marsh Trek at Fort Pulaski
WHEN: April 21, 2012, 3:30 PM
WHERE: Meet at the picnic area of Fort Pulaski National Monument
All participants must wear sturdy, closed toe, closed heel shoes, such as sneakers or hiking boots. The marsh is muddy, and the use of insect repellant is recommended. Registration for the marsh trek is requested but not required. Please contact Laura Rich Acosta at (912) 786-5787, extension 205 or via email for more information.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information call (912) 786-5787. You can also follow the park on Twitter or like the official
Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page.